Fluid on the ground

Tiny
JE
  • MEMBER
  • GMC
I have a 99' grand prix with 172000+ miles that I passed on to my son a month ago, the car has been well maintained and running very well. After getting some kind of fuel pump replaced (that I was told was rusted) we noticed antifreeze on the ground. At first he had to replace the antifreeze 1 time a week now for the past 2 weeks he's had to put antifreeze in every day at $10 :shock: daily (the overflow bucket). I looked under the car today and saw where the antifreeze is coming from. There is a black plastic like thing over what I guess is the radiator and it has a hole in it, it looks like a cap may go over it so my question is. Is there a cap for that? And also is it worth getting the radiator fixed if there is something wrong with it? Or should we just get him another used car? Considering the miles on the car. Thanks
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Saturday, March 4th, 2006 AT 10:23 AM

4 Replies

Tiny
JPAM
  • MEMBER
Were about is leak located? Is it right around lower hose? It just might be drain valve fell out. Take alook and see. I would get it fixed it would be worth it. Thnks and let us know jess s.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, March 4th, 2006 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
JE
  • MEMBER
Hey. And thanks for the reply. I'm not sure exactly where the leak is coming from but I will definately crank the car up to see. From what I saw without it being cranked up the leak is coming from the front driver side near the front. When we poured coolant in the actual radiator saturday we could hear it go in and spill out. Where ever the fat black pipe lead to I'm assuming thats where the leak is. I will check while its up wednesday and tell you what I see. Thanks. Je

P.S. I'm a little worried about taking it in to be looked at, I'm a female and often mislead. I was told once I couldn't buy 1 tire for my car and that I had to buy 4, I thought it was strange but of course they convinced me so I did. :Cry:
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, March 6th, 2006 AT 9:22 PM
Tiny
MVANNESSJR
  • MEMBER
Just tell them ya got PMS and you won't take any of their %#%@ :twisted:

Seriously though, from your description I would lean toward a lower radiator hose or drain plug. Let us know what you see!

P.S. You should atleast buy tires in pairs to keep the tread level.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, March 6th, 2006 AT 10:05 PM
Tiny
RUGRUV
  • MEMBER
You need to findout where the leak is. Look carefully at the radiator. Look at the two big black rubber hoses leaving the radiator going to the engine. The side of the engine with the belt and pulleys is where you'll find the water pump. Water pumps will often be sources of coolant leaks as the seal wears out.

In the close quarters of the engine compartment it can be hard to see the water pump leaking and you may only be able to see it well when the engine is running. Looking up from underneath might be helpful.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, March 6th, 2006 AT 11:00 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides